60 plus years later, there are 22 O’Hara’s involved in the business. Little did they know was that it would secure a future for the town. With almost 180 employees, it is the largest employer in the area and one of the biggest employers in Mayo.
Success has helped the company grow into one of the biggest bakeries in the west of Ireland and one of the country’s major cake suppliers. In the old days when customers asked Mrs O’Hara why her cakes tasted so good, she would simply answer “care in the making, and care in the baking.” And that simple philosophy is still the bedrock of O’Hara’s thriving business.